20. February 2020


From the perspective of the photographer and the curator, Espen Eichhöfer, photographer OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen, and Felix Hoffmann, curator C/O Berlin, the discussion sheds light on the debate about the right to one’s own image and artistic freedom.

Espen Eichhöfer, studied communication design in Essen and became a member of OSTKREUZ -Agentur der Fotografen in 2006. In 2013 he was faced with an injunction after presenting a photograph that had been taken on the streets of Berlin in an exhibition at C/O Berlin in the open space.

Felix Hoffmann, has been the chief curator of the C/O Berlin Foundation since 2005. He studied art history and cultural studies in Vienna and Berlin and worked at the Photo Museum in Munich, the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden and the Museum Folkwang in Essen.

The conversation will be held in German.

Admission free.

FOTO-TALK: ON THE COUCH is part of the project XB-Lab. Supported by the model programme “Utopolis – Sociokultur im Quartier” as part of the interdepartmental strategy “Socially Integrative City – Strengthening Neighbourhoods, Together in the Quarter” of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs and the Commissioner for Culture and Media.

Photo: © Espen Eichhöfer